I think its quite obvious that the situation of the team when those rumours came out is significantly different. We went from a team trying to stop the bleeding to a team that has bled out. We have no room or reason to get a Jagr, and if he wants to see a Cup before he retires, the Oilers are not the team to come to.
I think Jagr couldve been a nice insurance policy for Edmonton if Hemsky got injured at all during the year. 2 years 7 million or something. But he should probably sign in Pittsburgh and play with either Crosby or Malkin.
Am I the only person who would be ecstatic with landing Jagr for 1 year, even 2, no matter the price? Sure it's like betting on a glass, but the amount our young superstars could learn from a superstar with lineage to Mario...
I think a big reason for Edmonton's success in 2005/06 was because of how much guys like Horcoff and Stoll learned from Nedved and Oates back in 2003/04. And Jagr is on a whole other level.